On the left are the ones that used to be work shoes, but are now play shoes. The ones on the right are work shoes. I feel very lucky to work in a place where we are required to wear comfortable shoes. What could be more sensible?
Wait just a minute while I get out my soapbox. Ah there, all in place for my short tirade. A woman in her mid 40's brought her daughter for an appointment at the doctors' office where I work. She had on shorts and a tank top and sandals with four inch wedge heels. If she finds that comfortable, more power to her. I mentioned after she left that I could never wear such shoes - too uncomfortable, not to mention dangerous. One of my co-workers said, "She's single. She has to look good." Whoa! What kind of a remark is that? It bothered me a lot, and though I generally keep my opinions to myself and stay out of arguments at work, I just had to speak up.
In the first place, we should always dress appropriately for the occasion, but also for our own comfort and satisfaction with our appearance. The implication that we don't have to look nice for the one we love the most bothered me, although perhaps she meant that our husbands will love us anyway, even if we don't wear 4 inch heels. I'm quite certain that part of the reason Larry loves me is my personality which doesn't allow me to wear uncomfortable or dangerous shoes!
Are you tired of the subject yet? Feel free to move along, because I'm not finished. AAK! The idea that a single woman "has to look good" just burned my toast. Here she is, a busy working single mom, and she just has to be happy with herself. She doesn't have to wear 4 inch wedge heels to impress anyone.
The funny part of this, of course, is that the woman in question wasn't part of the conversation. She was teetering out to the parking lot when the subject came up. I hope she doesn't feel like she HAS to wear those shoes because she's single. What a concept!